The Cork Life Centre is a voluntary organisation that offers a second chance at education to early-school leaves. They cater for young people between the ages of 12-18 years who for various reasons have not thrived in a mainstream educational setting. The Centre and its staff offer students 1:1 tuition in the core Junior and Leaving Cert subjects and support them in their preparation for these State Exams. Their approach to education is a holistic one and they value the social education of young people as much as the academic. They endeavor to provide students with an open and accepting environment in which to encourage them to reach their full potential; to learn vital social and life skills; to develop positive and trusting relationships with peer and staff; and to support them with issues and challenges they may face through the provision of counseling and through outreach work.